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Remember Remember the Food for November

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

Well with Bonfire Night fast approaching what’s good to take with us to the firework display?

How about a nice flask of hot pumpkin soup? If they are still in good condition, peel dice and cook the ones left from Halloween, they will be fine and just follow the root vegetable recipe already on the site.

We have also been baking some fantastic Parkin in the Refectory kitchens. Substitute some of the flour for rolled oats to give it a much chewier consistency. Also it just gets better with age so keep in an airtight container and enjoy weeks later.

I advise you to buy your toffee apples from the shop as playing with hot caramel is not advised to the untrained. Have a safe bonfire night and always remember “it’s all about flavour!”

What a Load of Amazing Rubbish!

Sunday, March 8th, 2009

Hayley : I’ve always known the importance of recycling, but it’s something that I’ve never really paid much attention to.  I know you should do it, but I always find it difficult to make it a habit.  But after visiting the recycling site, it’s really brought home how important recycling is.  I’ve never seen so much rubbish in one place and to think that it can all be used again is pretty amazing!
Has it changed my views about recycling?  Yes, I’d say so.  Like most people, I did recycle, but it was something I did on the off chance, and didn’t really make it a habit.  Now, I’m going to make it a habit-it’s not really hard to do, but it makes a big difference to the environment.

County Cooks: Tessa Tells All…

Saturday, November 22nd, 2008

I’m really into cooking and know a lot about Italian, Indian and of course British cuisine, but I’ve never tried Russian, and to be honest, didn’t have a clue about what Russian or Latvian food would be like.
The first thing I noticed was the amount of sausages used in the recipe!  There were so many different kinds, and all in one pot!  It was really interesting as well that the end dish was more of a soup than a stew.  I don’t know if it was supposed to be like that, but it tasted really nice!
Would I try cooking Russian food again?  Yes, definitely!  It was a really warming dish, especially in the winter and it didn’t cost much or take too long to cook.  Have a go!